Rather than just retweeting a link, blog post, article, etc. why not personalize it a little? In other words, what exactly about the item (you are about to retweet) struck you enough to pass it along? What facts, statistics, and/or data did you find to be the most helpful and informative? Was there a quote or paragraph that really stood out to you? If so, share that information with your Twitter world, as well!
I think it helps make you sound more like an actual person with real thoughts and feelings, rather than just an automatic responder (if you will) when you take the time to mention something specific in your retweet.
A few options I have seen as of late are:
Retweeting is considered a compliment and in my opinion, personalizing the retweet makes it even more of a compliment. Twitter is a great way to stay current with anything and everything in real time. As Twitter states on their home page, Discover what’s happening right now, anywhere in the world.
Who knew passwords were so important? I wrote a newsletter article recently highlighting my trials and tribulations surrounding a lost Twitter password and all of the other programs (besides Twitter) that were impacted as a result of this change. This brought about a new password, along with several third party application updates too. As recently as today, there was additional impact on a Facebook application we were using. Since we needed to update a bunch of our third party social media applications, our Facebook page was trying to sync to one of these applications (also used by Twitter) using an invalid password. Nobody had thought beyond Twitter as to the reach a change of password would have. With all of the integration available within social media today, its just another reason to maintain a spreadsheet of not only your programs and passwords, but also of the relationship between each of these programs too.